National Geographic : 1973 Jun
How Western Union isimproving the nation's communications. Over the past seven years, we've invested one billion dollars to rebuild our century-old company. Today, we have the world's most advanced nationwide computer ized communications system. This means you can send and receive telegrams and Mailgrams easier, much faster and more accurately. We're ready to prove it. Call Western Union, toll-free. We'll answer within three rings or less. We now have an around-the clock answering service. The operator puts your telegram or Mailgram into our computer which routes it to its destination in a matter of seconds. We now deliver all domestic telegrams and money orders within specified times or give you your money back, without any argument or delay. And you have a choice of delivery method: messenger, telephone or via Telex, TWX or tieline. If you choose messenger, your day telegrams and money orders will be delivered within six hours.* If you choose telephone, Telex, TWX or tieline, your day telegrams will be delivered within four* hours. Another way we're improving the nation's communications is Mailgram. Mailgram combines direct electronic transmission with the largest physical delivery network in the nation. It works this way: you phone your message to Western Union, toll-free, and our computer instantly transmits it to a U.S. Post Office nearest its destination. Your Mailgram is put into a distinctive blue and white envelope and delivered by regular letter carrier. You can send a 100-word Mailgram to anyone, anywhere in the 48 states for just $1.60 and get next business day delivery. Here's how to test our improved service. Telephone us toll-free. You'll be pleased how fast we answer your call. And, we'll send you a profitable booklet, "How to make friends or money, (or both), with Mailgrams" Try us now. You'll see how much progress we've made.Le u.n western union *Messages to or from some metropolitan New York areas take two hours longer, due to delays in regulatory approvals for office modernization.